Aside from supplies of a breakfast sandwich being pulled out, another Starbucks product is being voluntarily recalled over potential allergens that were supposedly undisclosed on the label.
The food item, which is called Cheese & Fruit Bistro Boxes, is supplied by Gretchen's Shoebox Express and have an "enjoy by" date of March 4, 2016.
Boxes of the product sold in Washington State may have contained cashews.
If they do have cashews, it's bad news for people who are allergic to tree nuts because it may trigger serious and life-threatening reactions. People who are not allergic can still enjoy the product.
Meanwhile, a Starbucks breakfast sandwich was recalled by Massachusetts-based supplier Progressive Gourmet due to Listeria monocytogenes concerns. The move follows a routine testing that discovered listeria in the company's production facility.
As of today, no illnesses have been reported due to both products. Progressive Gourmet will conduct further investigation together with the state's health department and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The 6-ounce breakfast sandwich, which contains sausage, egg and cheddar cheese, is wrapped in clear plastic and marked with an "enjoy by" date of Aug. 7, 2016. The sandwich was sold in 250 stores across three states in the South on March 3 and March 4.
As soon as Starbucks was informed of the issue, the company immediately removed the products from the stores that might have received them.
"This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution," a Starbucks representative told ABC News.
The company spokeswoman said the listeria was detected on a food contact surface at the production facility of the supplier.
"The product itself has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. No other products are affected because of this issue," the spokeswoman added.
The FDA said listeria can cause severe and sometimes fatal infections in elderly people, children and people with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women are at risk of miscarriage or stillbirth. The symptoms of listeria infection include fever, gastrointestinal symptoms and muscle aches.
Listeria is responsible for at least 1,600 yearly hospital admissions in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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